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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #765 on: July 26, 2011, 09:17:37 AM »
Still waiting for Panzer 88 to come out.  It's going to be a horror movie about the crew of a King Tiger facing off vs a Demon. 

I saw an interesting (not necessarily good) Nazi-vs.-demon movie called The Keep recently. It's set in Romania.

I have heard of that, just haven't seen it yet. 
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #766 on: July 26, 2011, 11:21:51 AM »
Zardoz


I think this was the weirdest movie I have ever seen. Very thought provoking yet, so bizarre that at several times of the film, I doubted the sanity of the director. It does, however, make for a good post-credits discussion.

The trailer : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbGVIdA3dx0

Sean Connery???

I can't believe people ain't seen nor heard of this bizarre piece.

I already commented on this in  the "schlocky movie" thread:

Does Sean Connery's awful movie Zardoz deserve a spot?  It's got a giant flying skull, and 1970's sci-fi pantsuits, and did I mention.....A FLYING SKULL?

Strange, I found this a rather deep, thought provoking, sci-fi movie along with "Dark Star" that also came out in 1974. Then again, I really like Jim Henson's "The Christmas Toy" and perhaps it is just me.

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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #767 on: July 31, 2011, 09:47:24 PM »
There not movies but I am watching the TV show Sherlock Holmes with Jeremy Brett from the 80's and early 90's.

I loveloveLOVE these.  I have the complete set on dvd and they never. get. old. :)

Watched the first episode. I might have found a nice way to pass some time. Thanks.

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Big thanks on this recommendation. Jeremy Brett is brrrilliant. He really is.

Excellent viewing during convalescence.

My buddy who is a Sherlock Holmes freak (readingwise) saw a few episodes with me and is going to buy the DVD set.

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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #768 on: July 31, 2011, 10:08:39 PM »
I love Jeremy Brett in those.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #769 on: August 01, 2011, 06:39:57 PM »
Broke: The New American Dream by Michael Covel.

 OK, so it's not a movie, but a documentary but I thoroughly enjoyed it for many reasons.  First, I like investing and this documentary discusses the importance of not following the herd, but honing your autonomy.  Second, I agree with his assertion that it's irresponsible and contradictory for the gov't to ban online gambling yet sanction state lotteries (I dislike gambling altogether, but he makes a great point).  He discusses the greed that got us into the sub-prime mortgage fiasco we're still recovering from.  I'm not sure how I feel about his assertion that mutual funds and 'buy-and-hold' investing strategy is a lose/lose proposition, but he does make some interesting points. And finally, any one who points out the fallacies of that hack James Cramer (host of CNBC's 'Mad Money') is OK in my book.

  Here's a review that pretty much sums it up really well.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #770 on: August 02, 2011, 12:31:49 AM »
"Invictus" was pretty good.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #771 on: August 02, 2011, 08:26:16 AM »
One of many reasons why I love Jeremy Brett's Sherlock: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjKXFBkNE10&feature=related
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #772 on: August 03, 2011, 08:17:37 PM »
Watched The Rite the other night starring Anthony Hopkins. I liked it. Powerful story.

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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #773 on: August 03, 2011, 09:17:31 PM »
Secretariat, again.  :)
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #774 on: August 03, 2011, 11:16:43 PM »
Watched a bit of Murdoch Mysteries. Set in late-1800s Canada.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #775 on: August 08, 2011, 12:21:34 PM »
Has anyone else seen "Midnight in Paris"? In the scenes at the shop selling the Cole Porter 78's is that a portrait of the last Tsarevich (Alexei Nikolaevich Romanov) in the background, dressed as a sailor holding a model ship?
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #776 on: August 08, 2011, 12:44:55 PM »
The Rise of the Planet of the Apes, VERY, VERY GOOD.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #777 on: August 08, 2011, 01:46:21 PM »
Has anyone else seen "Midnight in Paris"? In the scenes at the shop selling the Cole Porter 78's is that a portrait of the last Tsarevich (Alexei Nikolaevich Romanov) in the background, dressed as a sailor holding a model ship?

Much will be lost if you don't have a very strong background what was going in arts, lit, etc. from about 1880-1930 Paris.

It is high brow inside baseball.

Even without the above it is a lovely film. If you have the above, it might offset the pain of paying back your school loans which landed you a job a Border's which is now closing by about 1.03%.


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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #778 on: August 08, 2011, 02:06:45 PM »
The last ones I watched were Captain America and non-released pilot for the defunct Wonder-Woman series. Not as bad as I expected, but I think the actress doesn't have the kind of beauty that I expect for Wonder-Woman (more Xena-like, I'd say).
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #779 on: August 08, 2011, 02:08:49 PM »
The Rise of the Planet of the Apes, VERY, VERY GOOD.

It is on my list of movies that are going to get seen.  Hopefully in the next week.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #780 on: August 08, 2011, 02:41:56 PM »
The Rise of the Planet of the Apes, VERY, VERY GOOD.

It is on my list of movies that are going to get seen.  Hopefully in the next week.

Not bad. Not great. Cudda been terrible.

But you have to ask yourself as a director what is going on when the only decent actor in the entire film is that guy who plays the weird dude from LotR who is acting through a cgi'ed chimp costume.

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« Reply #781 on: August 08, 2011, 02:52:30 PM »
The Rise of the Planet of the Apes, VERY, VERY GOOD.

It is on my list of movies that are going to get seen.  Hopefully in the next week.

Not bad. Not great. Cudda been terrible.

But you have to ask yourself as a director what is going on when the only decent actor in the entire film is that guy who plays the weird dude from LotR who is acting through a cgi'ed chimp costume.

Poor Smeagol, he can't even get some love on a discussion board dedicated to uber-nerdy geekery.

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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #782 on: August 08, 2011, 03:50:00 PM »
One of many reasons why I love Jeremy Brett's Sherlock: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjKXFBkNE10&feature=related

Reading youtube comments lauding the Ritchie/Downey Jr. version over Brett's makes me feel slightly ill.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #783 on: August 08, 2011, 03:54:15 PM »
Broke: The New American Dream by Michael Covel.

 OK, so it's not a movie, but a documentary but I thoroughly enjoyed it for many reasons.  First, I like investing and this documentary discusses the importance of not following the herd, but honing your autonomy.  Second, I agree with his assertion that it's irresponsible and contradictory for the gov't to ban online gambling yet sanction state lotteries (I dislike gambling altogether, but he makes a great point).  He discusses the greed that got us into the sub-prime mortgage fiasco we're still recovering from.  I'm not sure how I feel about his assertion that mutual funds and 'buy-and-hold' investing strategy is a lose/lose proposition, but he does make some interesting points. And finally, any one who points out the fallacies of that hack James Cramer (host of CNBC's 'Mad Money') is OK in my book.

  Here's a review that pretty much sums it up really well.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #784 on: August 08, 2011, 08:14:14 PM »
The Rise of the Planet of the Apes, VERY, VERY GOOD.

It is on my list of movies that are going to get seen.  Hopefully in the next week.

Not bad. Not great. Cudda been terrible.

But you have to ask yourself as a director what is going on when the only decent actor in the entire film is that guy who plays the weird dude from LotR who is acting through a cgi'ed chimp costume.

Poor Smeagol, he can't even get some love on a discussion board dedicated to uber-nerdy geekery.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #786 on: August 09, 2011, 05:58:41 AM »
Going through my DVDs of the original Outer Limits  ;D.

Too bad I don't own the nineties/oughts series as well. Then again so many of those were downers.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #787 on: August 09, 2011, 07:05:44 AM »
Man on Wire
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #788 on: August 13, 2011, 04:06:15 AM »
Did anyone else notice Voldemort wears an exorasson in the latest Harry Potter?
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #789 on: August 13, 2011, 04:24:20 AM »
The Boondock Saints.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #790 on: August 13, 2011, 12:18:50 PM »
Logan's Run.  Campy 70s sci-fi at its best (i.e. worst).
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« Reply #792 on: August 13, 2011, 10:08:45 PM »
Logan's Run.  Campy 70s sci-fi at its best (i.e. worst).

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« Reply #793 on: August 14, 2011, 12:14:48 AM »
Disney/Pixar's "Up"
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« Reply #794 on: August 14, 2011, 12:53:30 AM »
Disney/Pixar's "Up"

The "short film" which begins that work is brilliant.

Verklempt and verweint.

Very lovely.

The rest of the movie was OK.

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« Reply #795 on: August 14, 2011, 08:26:38 PM »


God that was a good show...

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« Reply #796 on: August 14, 2011, 10:00:18 PM »
Did anyone else notice Voldemort wears an exorasson in the latest Harry Potter?
So Orthodox priests are dark wizards who only care about their own immortality. Sounds like Hollywood to me, yep (though I'm sure they think Orthodoxy=RCC).
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« Reply #797 on: August 14, 2011, 10:47:44 PM »
Indiana Jones and the Ancient Astronaut Theory.  :police:
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« Reply #798 on: August 15, 2011, 12:32:18 AM »
Disney/Pixar's "Up"

I loved it. I always scrutinise "children's" movies for their moral content and Up exceeded expectations.

I'm quite over the Disney worldview where ugly = bad and beautiful = good.
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« Reply #799 on: August 15, 2011, 12:32:45 AM »
Did anyone else notice Voldemort wears an exorasson in the latest Harry Potter?
So Orthodox priests are dark wizards who only care about their own immortality.

Wow, where do I find a seminary, then?
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« Reply #800 on: August 15, 2011, 01:06:08 AM »

I'm quite over the Disney worldview where ugly = bad and beautiful = good.
A Muslim once told me that. A good soul shows in one's face, apparently.
Did anyone else notice Voldemort wears an exorasson in the latest Harry Potter?
So Orthodox priests are dark wizards who only care about their own immortality.

Wow, where do I find a seminary, then?
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« Reply #801 on: August 15, 2011, 08:02:47 AM »
I'm quite over the Disney worldview where ugly = bad and beautiful = good.
You would have loved my lit class in college. We were all loathe to analyze the movies we had enjoyed as children, let alone the Disney corporation, but we all left that class quite jaded.

My economics professor made us watch the first 10 minutes of Pocahontas and asked, "Okay, tell me what's wrong with that movie?" And we made a 15-item long list. Not sure why we had to do that for econ class, but it was a fun exercise.
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« Reply #802 on: August 15, 2011, 08:31:15 PM »
My economics professor made us watch the first 10 minutes of Pocahontas and asked, "Okay, tell me what's wrong with that movie?" And we made a 15-item long list. Not sure why we had to do that for econ class, but it was a fun exercise.

The real question is "what was right with that movie?".

It is painful to watch Disney attempt to keep speed with the morality of the masses.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #804 on: August 19, 2011, 11:35:23 PM »
Just re-watched the movie "Ink" the other day. I love that movie.

Out of curiosity, has it been reviewed or discussed before on this site?
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« Reply #805 on: August 20, 2011, 12:30:17 AM »
Rise of Planet of the Apes.  Very nice.
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« Reply #806 on: August 20, 2011, 12:08:42 PM »
Broke: The New American Dream by Michael Covel.

 OK, so it's not a movie, but a documentary but I thoroughly enjoyed it for many reasons.  First, I like investing and this documentary discusses the importance of not following the herd, but honing your autonomy.  Second, I agree with his assertion that it's irresponsible and contradictory for the gov't to ban online gambling yet sanction state lotteries (I dislike gambling altogether, but he makes a great point).  He discusses the greed that got us into the sub-prime mortgage fiasco we're still recovering from.  I'm not sure how I feel about his assertion that mutual funds and 'buy-and-hold' investing strategy is a lose/lose proposition, but he does make some interesting points. And finally, any one who points out the fallacies of that hack James Cramer (host of CNBC's 'Mad Money') is OK in my book.

  Here's a review that pretty much sums it up really well.
Along the same lines: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vR2c_K8rbqQ

Well, it's somewhat along the same lines.  I've since gone and watched "Broke" several more times and see now that, although it does profile poor choices (such as too much credit, lotteries, etc...), it's actually advocating Trend Following (a sub-field of technical analysis which is one of several ways to analyze and forecast stock market outcome [the other being Fundamental Analysis]).

Thank you for linking us to "Maxed Out...".  :) I hadn't previously heard of it, but now will recommend it before watching "Broke".    
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #808 on: August 20, 2011, 06:55:57 PM »
"The Superhero." An English film in which a young boxer takes on the role of vigilante.

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Re: What movies are you watching?
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Panic

A very good movie. But be forewarned: it does contain profanity, violence, and other disturbing things.


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